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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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10 CyberMonday Tech Deals We Dig

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It’s Cyber Monday, y’all! If you’re hunting for some tech bargains, check out our ten favorite deals below. If the prices are right for you, hurry up and buy. These discounts are expiring at the end of today (11/28/2011) or within a few days. Know of other good tech sales? Share the wisdom! 1. Case-Mate Gadget Case Outfit your favorite gadget in a stylin’ case from Case-Mate, currently offering 25% off everything from its site. 2. Capacitive Touch Screen Gloves for Apple iOS Devices Baby, it’s cold outside. Keep those fingers warm and operable with gloves designed specifically for Apple touchscreen devices.  We’ve seen these gloves listed for as much as $30 but iGear is offering them for only $9.95. Comes in black, red, pink and gray. 3. Sony Speaker Dock for iPod and iPhone 4 Need a home base for your iPod and/or iPhone 4? The Sony dock station is on sale at Walmart for $49. That’s 50% off the list price of $99. 4. Samsung HD Flash Memory Camcorder If you’re looking for a pocket-sized camcorder, check out this Samsung one, which retails for $159.99 but is now on sale through Best Buy for $99.   5. Fujifilm 16 MP and 15x Optical

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5 Tech and Travel Gifts for Rad Grads


We still remember how we felt after finishing high school, college and graduate school: we were elated and itching to travel, but we were also a little (or a lot) tight on money. Since these are the likely sentiments of most graduates this June, we’ve compiled a graduate gift guide designed to celebrate and support the rad grad. Do you have any gift suggestions that was a hit with your rad grad? Share your idea with the Boingo community! 1. Apple iPad 2 (starts at $499) Your rad grad doesn’t need an iPad 2, which is why s/he isn’t likely to buy one. But we’re betting that most rad grads really want an iPad 2. To minimize costs, opt for the lowest-priced option, the Wi-Fi only model. And remind your grad to install the free Boingo app for locating free and Boingo hotspots. Better yet, set up your grad with a Boingo Mobile account for $7.95/month so they can connect at over 325,000 hotspots globally. 2. Samsung Fascinate ($199 with two-year contract via Verizon Wireless) If your rad grad is in dire need of a phone upgrade, consider one of the hottest Android phones currently in the market: the Samsung Fascinate (check

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Introducing: The New Generation of Online Music Services for iPhone Users


Make room Pandora, Last.fm and Spotify! According to this Mashable article, there are some new online music services in town and they’re tailored for specific scenarios and preferences for a more personalized experience. Have you tried any of these iPhone music apps and if so, what’s your verdict? Audiogalaxy Mobile (free): “…gives you cloud-based access to your entire music library without the need for syncing your phone or worrying about space.” sir Sampleton ($2.99): “…lets you do everything from recording or changing sounds to mixing beats, adding vibrato, and even saving recordings…fun way for both novices and more seasoned beat masters to get their groove on.” ooTunes Radio ($4.99): “Compiling audio from more than 30,000 streams in 150 countries, ooTunes Radio lets you create the exact playlist you want and gives you the chance to listen to radio shows from around the world.” Earworms ($0.99): “…use Earworms to send an audio clip to someone in the hopes that it’ll stick. This fun app features 20 songs; all you have to do is pick which one you want and email it.” SoundHound ($4.99): “Recognizes a user humming or singing a tune and will pull up all the relevant matches it finds.”

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10 iPhone Apps to Ease the Holiday Stress And Maintain Good Cheer


With over 100,000 apps in the iTunes App Store, it’s no wonder there are so many “Best of” lists out there. Not all are interesting or helpful. But Megan Berry, a contributor for Mashable, recently shared a fantastic iPhone app list that you may find helpful for easing holiday stress and maintaining good cheer. I’m personally a big fan of GasBag, Movies, and Pandora. Flightcaster ($7.99): Gives you current flight status and predicts the likelihood that your flight will be delayed. GasBag (free): Helps you find the cheapest gas station. ShopSavvy (free): Allows you to scan the barcode of store items and compare prices online from nearby retailers. Yowza Mobile Coupons (free): Lists coupon deals for stores within a specified mile radius from your location. Grocery IQ ($0.99): Allows you to create a grocery list organized by aisle or store. Epicurious (free): Provides 25,000 holiday recipes with step-by-step mode. Movies (free): Lists movies currently playing near you. Includes reviews and show times. Goofy Mad Libs (free/$3.99): Keep the kids entertained with this classic game. Mixology (free): Provides 8,000 drink recipes categorized by liquor type or name. Includes bartending tips and techniques. Pandora (free): Select a song or genre and leave